Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Local Enterprise Office Galway

We are here to help you to start your new business, expand an existing business or help you to reach new markets.

As the first stop shop for your business needs - we're #MakingItHappen

Training courses and workshops

The Local Enterprise Office provides a range of training courses that give small business owners practical skills for their business development. Click here for more.

Boost your Online Trade

Financial Assistance is one of many ways that Local Enterprise Office Galway tries to help businesses grow in the county. The Trading Online Voucher scheme is but one of many of these supports available to businesses. 

Making It Happen

‘Brexit? With change comes opportunity.’                Working with Local Enterprise Office Galway has given Peter Morrow of Skylark Electric Attic Stairs a competitiveness boost, helping him future-proof his business.      

Latest News

  • 19/08/2019

    Innovation Voucher Clinic Galway - Septemebr 27th

    Would you a like €5000 Innovation Voucher from Enterprise Ireland to spend on Research and Development?

  • 19/08/2019

    Customs training workshop - October 2nd

    A Customs Training Workshop to help companies with importing and exporting when the UK leaves the European Union

  • 19/08/2019

    Information event for Galway cosmetic businesses

    The event is aimed at manufacturers, distributors and responsible persons of cosmetic products

  • 02/08/2019

    A Snapshot of Ireland's small Business community at Ploughing's Local Enterprise Village...

    The Local Enterprise Village at this year’s National Ploughing Championships will provide a snapshot of the cream of the crop of Ireland’s small businesses according to Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, who launched the Local Enterprise Office initiative today in Dublin. ...

  • 30/07/2019

    Local artist Tatiana Dobos unveils artwork at MetLife

    Galway Ceramics artist Tatiana Dobos has created a stunning piece of art which has been unveiled at MetLife’s city centre offices. ...

  • 17/07/2019

    Brexit Preparedness Checklist

    Brexit Government Supports and Advice There is a broad range of programmes and advisory supports in place depending on your specific business needs. Contact your Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland or InterTradeIreland where you can identify the most appropriate advice and supports available to help you start preparing for Brexit. For advice, you can contact your Local enterprise Office and InterTradeIreland who have a Brexit Mentor Programme and a Brexit Advisory Service respectively. Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices have a Brexit Scorecard and a series of Brexit Webinars and key tips that may be useful, further information and dates can be found here ...

  • 11/07/2019


    The Local Enterprise Offices are delighted to announce that National Women’s Enterprise Day for 2019 is taking place on Thursday, October 17th. This will be the 13th annual National Women’s Enterprise Day and this year’s theme is ‘Making It Happen’. We’ll be announcing the full programme of events around the country in early September, with updates available by searching #NWED on social media....

  • 08/07/2019

    Apply now for a stand at our annual Local Food and Craft Gift Fair...

    Would you like to rent a stand at Galway's favorite food and craft event?

  • 01/07/2019

    City Mayor to officially open Creative Makers pop-up shop...

    Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard will officially open the 3rd annual Creative Makers Galway summer pop-up shop at the Cornstore on July 16th...

  • 28/06/2019

    Enterprise Ireland Online Retail Scheme

    This is a Competitive Fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DBEI with a total fund size of €1.25m....

  • 27/06/2019

    Innovative project celebrates business, design and art

    DesignWorks is a first-of-its-kind initiative by Creative Ireland the IDA and LEO Galway which explores an entirely new way of celebrating design....

  • 27/06/2019

    New study aims to create AgTech cluster in the West

    The study aims to discover what supports could be provided to accelerate growth of businesses in this sector in the three counties....

  • 27/06/2019

    Creative Makers pop-up returns to the city

    The pop-up will run throughout the Galway International Arts Festival at the mall in the Cornstore, Middle Street.

  • 13/06/2019

    Galway woman wins place at IBYE national final

    30-year-old Elizabeth McGloughlin of Tympany Medical was named winner of the Best Business Idea category at the regional finals of the competition....

  • 05/06/2019

    National Enterprise Awards 2019

    A global skincare company that was founded in Kildare, Pestle & Mortar, has won the top prize at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate Ireland’s best small businesses....

  • 17/08/2015

    Start Your Own Business Training

    Over 8 sessions, you'll learn the fundamentals of starting a business, and also whether your own business idea is viable. ...

Case Studies

  • 02/07/2019

    Once Upon A Style

    Niamh took part in our Start Your Own Business course - and she says the four week programme gave her the push she needed to get her business up and running....

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    Skylark electric foldaway attic stairs...

    Working with Local Enterprise Office Galway has helped Skylark to future-proof their business. ...

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    Clean Cut Meals

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    Gran Grans Foods

    'Keep positive. Believe in your capabilities. Everybody is born with a gift and with consistency and hard work you will achieve your objectives.'...

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    Cormac Tagging

    Cormac Tagging is a family run business with a successful 30 year track record in agri business sector....

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    OnePageCRM tours the UK

    Michael (of OnePageCRM) covered the length and breadth of the UK on the CEO Tour 2018....

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    Irish Socksciety

    'Positive and humble attitude are the key whether it's towards your customer, product or your own self.'...

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    Joanna Cronin founded Peppermint a few years ago, designing and making high-end costume and semi-precious jewellery in her workshop in Galway....

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    Solaris Botanicals creates organic teas and health-related products for export to mainland Europe, Scandinavia and the United Arab Emirates....

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    Dia Nia

    In 2016, Dia Nia secured 2 million euro in seed funding, and announced that it would create 20 new jobs....

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    Bowl a Granola

    An avid cookery fan, Siobhán started making her own organic granola because she found many of the commercially available brands too sweet for her taste....

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    Jethro Sheen – A Passion for Stone

    Jethro Sheen has created an oasis of calm and beauty in his showrooms in the old fever hospital in Gort....

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    Local Food & Craft Gift Fair 2015

    Coverage of the local food and craft gift fair at the Blackbox theatre on 14/15 Nov...

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    ExOrdo - A Galway Success Story

    Ex Ordo is a technology company that helps academics to manage research events....

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    O'Halloran Wood Turners

    Ambrose and Brid have been woodturning in their studio in Cregboy for the past twenty years ...

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